Fedor Holz Wins €2,200 High Roller at the Party Poker LIVE Grand Prix Vienna For €34,000

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Fedor Holz Wins €2,200 High Roller at the Party Poker LIVE Grand Prix Vienna For €34,000
09 Oct

Fedor Holz – nicknamed Fedorbot by many of his colleagues for his machine-like ability to win tournaments – got back to winning ways this weekend when he took down the Party Poker LIVE Grand Prix Vienna High Roller for €34,000, fighting off a field mainly comprised of fellow Germans in the process.

The €2,200 buy-in High Roller had seen 50 entries, 8 of whom were firing a second bullet, but Holz was coming off a ‘shocking’ run which had seen him not win a tournament since July – the Triton Super High Roller in Montenegro – and having to content himself with a 2nd and a 3rd at the Poker Masters in Vegas last month for a paltry $1million plus in earnings!

Holz, who signed up with Party Poker just last month to join the likes of Sam Trickett, Marcel Luske, Johnny Lodden and Dzmitry Urbanovich on Team PartyPoker also had to contend with a beleaguered Boris Becker, whose ambassador’s role with the site has been undermined by financial difficulties in his private life, the former tennis ace missing out on the money in Vienna. Party Poker pro Natalia Breviglieri, however, was happy that her tennis pro buddy was playing.

Romanian Jozsef Liszkovic was the only non-German to make it to the final table, reminiscent of last month’s Poker Masters which was dominated by the northern European nation’s finest player, the official final table at the Montesino Casino cut down to six as that’s how many would be in the money, Jens Lakemeier becoming the bubble boy when his outgunned ace failed to find a flush.

The heads-up duo of Holz and Jan-Peter Jachtmann had between them disposed of pretty much everyone else along the way, and with the payday being mere pocket change to the young man who has almost $25million in tournament earnings, the title win was definitely on his mind.

Four hours of see-saw action between the pair finally came to an end when Jachtman had to call off an all-in with just Q8, facing Holz’s A9, and although he hit 2 pair on thr turn, it was Holz who saw the river give him a better 2 pair and the tournament victory.

Final table results:

1Fedor Holz
2Jan-Peter Jachtmann
3Dietrich Fast
4Jozsef Liszkovic
5Christopher Frank
6Paul Höfer

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more


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